Republican Who Performed ‘Exorcism’ On President Obama Elected to Colorado State House

No, this is sadly not satire. Colorado barely held onto their Democratic governor in last night’s hotly contested election. They did, however, elect a radical, anti-LGBT, Obama-hating chaplain to their state House of Representatives.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that activist Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt, who made national headlines last year for his attempt to exorcise a “demonic spirit” from President Barack Obama, won his position with 70 percent of the vote in the El Paso County district. The district is solid Republican, with a 2-1 registered advantage.

When giving his exorcism, Klingenschmitt described the President as a “demonic enemy of the Constitution.”

“We pray against the domestic enemies of the Constitution against this demon of tyranny who is using the White House occupant. That demonic spirit is oppressing us.”

The right-wing lunatic also accused a little girl in Maine of suffering from “mental problems” when the state Supreme Court granted her the right to use the bathroom of the gender she identified with. This transgender girl had an identical twin brother, to which he felt it necessary to say, “for one of them to suddenly start dressing like a girl, it’s not just a choice, but it’s a demonic spirit. It’s easy to say that one of those two boys is possessed by a demon. And really what the parents ought to do is take that boy to an exorcist, take that boy to a minister. Or at least, discipline the boy. Maybe give him a spanking.”

The race came in legislative District 15, with Klingenschmitt defeating Democrat Lois Fornander in the race for the vacated seat.

Seriously, Colorado? This is the best you could come up with? The election of radical anti-LGBT, uber-“Christian” Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt sums up perfectly what happened in total yesterday, and how much trouble this country really is in.

This election shows how the Republicans fuel anti-Obama sentiment for votes. And Colorado voters ate it up – just another group of uninformed Republicans blindly filling in the circle with the person sporting an R next to their name. But we shouldn’t be too surprised. It’s Colorado Springs, the cesspit of Colorado right-wing fanaticism.

I think it’s safe to say Republicanism in Colorado is now officially a mental health issue, and it needs to be addressed quickly if this is who they’re sporting in elections. The only good news to come out of this shocking win is that he was only elected to the Colorado State House, and not to the big show in D.C. But with Colorado becoming, seemingly, more right-wing, who knows where this loon might end up.

Keep your eyes peeled for Colorado. There’s trickery afoot.